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To protect the building from fire and reduce touch points


Dorgard SmartSound

Inadequate fire doors affecting hygiene control

The contractor, who must remain anonymous for official reasons, is based in the East of England and provides critical deployment services for global assignments.

“These are busy premises and my department is populated with over 250 personnel,” says the Programmes Manager. “It was generally felt that our fire alarm system was not adequately safeguarding our staff. The area I work in has 15 fire doors, which create a lot of touchpoints for staff to be in regular contact with.”

The Programmes Manager and his team were looking for ways to improve overall fire safety, whilst boosting hygiene measures by reducing these touchpoints.

Dorgard SmartSound bridges the gap between fire safety and good hygiene

After consulting with the client, Fireco recommended the installation of our Dorgard SmartSound door retainers.

Dorgard SmartSound is a wireless fire door retainer that holds open fire doors. Installed onto the bottom of the fire door in under five minutes, Dorgard SmartSound will release to close the doors upon the sound of the fire alarm.

“The Dorgard SmartSound allows us to legally keep our fire doors open, whilst also providing crucial ventilation. The corridors feel much more open and safe now,” explains the Programmes Manager. “We’ve had these Fireco products for some time now and the equipment is very reliable.”

Fire door hardware - Dorgard SmartSound

Dorgard SmartSound

Dorgard SmartSound is a wireless solution for legally holding open fire doors, automatically releasing them to close when a fire alarm sounds. Dorgard SmartSound has noise-filtering technology for more accurate listening.

Since having them installed, the client has great confidence in Dorgard SmartSound. “Every time we test the alarms the product works. In case of an actual emergency, I am 100% confident it benefits our emergency procedures.” 

“Our experience of working with Fireco has been fantastic and I’d recommend their products unreservedly.”

Programmes Manager

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